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Leonid Bershidsky

Leonid Bershidsky

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Putin Gets a Reminder to Turn His Attention Back Home

Something strange is going on in Russia: The usually government-friendly polls are registering a sig

How Will Helsinki Summit End?

When President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, some Americans w

What the Best World Cup Teams Say About Immigration

Three of the four national teams in the World Cup semifinals — France, Belgium and England — are, on

Russians Love Being Victorious Underdogs

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who came out of detention on the day the soccer World Cu

Merkel Engineers a Better Deal on Migration

For all the premature political obituaries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not lost her ability

How Facebook and Google Dodge EU Data Rules

It’s becoming standard practice for U.S.

Europe’s Patchwork Migration Solution Is Coming Together

If Sunday’s mini-summit of 16 European Union leaders, dedicated to migration, didn’t yield any immed

Video Replay for Refs Is Making the World Cup Better

2018 Soccer can be annoying, especially to those who watch only the big tournaments.

Business Should Brace for the Worst Kind of Brexit

When European Union heads meet at the end of this month, they are likely to issue a warning to burea

On Trade, Merkel Joins Trump on the Low Road

After failing to persuade President Donald Trump that punitive tariffs on European imports aren’t a

Putin Is Costing Russia an Opportunity in Europe

President Donald Trump’s contemptuous treatment of the US’s European allies has created a unique opp

Germany Longing for Leadership

Alexander Gauland, the co-leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was seeking

Europe Gets New Privacy Rules. Tech Giants Shrug.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect for less than a week.

What Happened at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

On Friday, President Vladimir Putin assembled the most impressive panel ever seen at the St.

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